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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Great museum

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Must-see Amazing Experience

A geological treat in a geologically rich place, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado, as well as from all over the world. Moon rocks are also displayed. There are mine exhibit and dinosaur femur you can touch downstairs. Gift shop items were...More

Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 5 days ago

A geological treat in a geologically rich place, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a must-see for anyone even remotely interested in rocks, minerals or gems. The small two-story museum is stocked with an amazing array of geological finds from around the world...More

Thank JohannaInDenver
Reviewed 5 days ago

Phenomenal collection of minerals from different geographies, not just from Colorado, but from around the world. Free of charge with just a donation requested.

Thank JKVictor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been through this museum with friends or family about 5 times. I still find something new or interesting each time. It really is amazing how the natural world has so many crazy variations, and this museum will also give you some good perspective on...More

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The CSM Geology Museum has much of its displays highlighting COLORADO minerals and the extensive mining history of the Rocky Mountains. There is a small simulated mine and a large display of meteors, one of which is believed to come from Mars, moon rocks brought...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour on your own or find a student or academic docent to show you around. This is not a huge museum, but it is dedicated to a quality collection donated and assembled by dedicated earth scientists. Bits of Space included too! Be sure to check...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth while stop if you are in Golden. Highly recommend it in order to get the geologic context of the front range.

Thank kernannicholas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with a nice variety of mineral samples as well as displays on the history of Colorado mining. Admission is free, donations accepted. There’s a gift shop on the first floor. Parking is free on the weekends. Check the museum website for information about...More

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful campus surrounded by mountains. Great unified architecture of old and new. Great for walking around. Be sure to visit the Geology Museum.

Thank RonF1053
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a great time here. It's two floors, and downstairs is a small simulated mine, where you can walk by a burro into a dark tunnel. They have a display of flourescence here, a black light on gems and minerals to...More

Thank Carrie C
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